When people think about young adults in the workplace, they may envision healthy and physically-active staff members who are fully capable of performing their job duties on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality, and many young adults struggle with various physical and mental disabilities that can interfere with their ability to make a living. Worse, some may feel as if they are unable to apply for disability benefits because of the stigma surrounding these benefits, especially for those who are younger. It is important to set these feelings aside if you are struggling with a disability that prevents you from working.
As a younger adult, a disability that interferes with work can be devastating. Young adults in this position may worry about whether or not they can have a family, buy a home or take care of their kids. These are just some of the hardships that people in this position face, but fortunately there may be some options for people who are dealing with this uncertainty. Filing for Social Security Disability may seem stressful, but it could make a significant difference in one’s life.
If you are able to secure SSD benefits, your outlook on life and your future prospects may change right away. However, the process can be complex, so it is very important to do everything in your power to prepare properly and have a clear understanding of what to expect. We cover more on applying for disability throughout our law firm’s site.